Lincoln County

As part of Congressman Rogers' commitment to the entire Fifth Congressional District, Lincoln County has access to many of the programs that were designed to address common issues and interests in southern and eastern Kentucky, including: The Center for Rural DevelopmentForward in the Fifth, the Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED)PRIDE, and Operation UNITE.


UNITE Coalition Coordinator

Dawn Lang –, 606-330-1420 (work), 606-224-4556 (cell)

Coalition Meetings

10 a.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Chamber office in downtown Stanford.


Lincoln County PRIDE Coordinators:

Brad Smith, Lincoln County/City of Stanford PRIDE Coordinator, 859.304.2006
Nancy Baker, City of Crab Orchard PRIDE Coordinator, 606.355.2319
Mayor David Peyton, City of Hustonville PRIDE Coordinator, 606.346.2501

PRIDE Coordinators are volunteers who play a vital role in building PRIDE in communities across the region. The coordinators work directly with the PRIDE staff to schedule cleanup activities, recruit volunteers and track cleanup results. PRIDE Coordinators also assist local officials with the PRIDE programs, including applications.

PRIDE invites all mayors and county judge-executives in our 42 county service area to designate a PRIDE Coordinator. Some communities appoint two co-coordinators. In addition, nonprofit organizations that receive PRIDE grants also can appoint coordinators. The length of a PRIDE Coordinator’s term of service is left to the discretion of his or her mayor or judge.

Please call your local PRIDE Coordinator to learn more about PRIDE in your community.


SKED has continued to operate in Lincoln County, resulting in:

Direct Loans – 7 – totaling $1.6 million – creating 160 new jobs

-         Lincoln Manufacturing

-         DecoArt, Inc.

-         Tillet’s Uniforms

Business Recruitment – 2 – projects totaling $15 million – creating 500 new jobs

-         Lincoln Manufacturing USA, Inc.

-         Brake Parts, Inc.

Technical Assistance – training 12 entrepreneurs in small business success

-         Entrepreneurial SMARTS

Local Contact:

J. Matthew Belcher
Executive Director
Stanford/Lincoln County Economic Development Authority
201 E. Main Street, Suite 1
Stanford, KY 40484
Phone: 606-365-4555
FAX: 606-365-7877